Spicy Grapefruit Margarita

If last week’s tacos weren’t enough to inspire you to make something delicious to celebrate Cinco de Mayo – maybe this spicy grapefruit margarita is more up your alley! I’m a serious grapefruit lover and sometimes go for palomas. Usually I find that they add in grapefruit soda and it just makes it too sweet for me. These margs are perfectly fresh with a bit of spice and without being overwhelmingly sweet. You can leave out the liquor and mix in some club soda and extra sweetener if you’re the mocktail type!

close up of grapefruit margarita next to sliced grapefruit
two margarita glasses on counter in front of tequila
Spicy Grapefruit Margarita
Course: Drinks
  • 1.5 oz silver tequila
  • .5 oz triple sec
  • 1.5 oz grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • .5 oz agave syrup (adjust according to sweetness preference)
  • 1/4 jalapeño, sliced
  • ice
  • tajin
  1. Dip rim of a glass in agave nectar then tajin and add ice to glass.

  2. Add jalapeños, agave syrup and lime juice to cocktail shaker and muddle.

  3. Add ice, grapefruit juice, tequila, and triple sec to cocktail shaker.

  4. Shake and strain over glass with ice.

  5. Serve immediately.

  6. Garnish with sliced grapefruit, jalapeño slices, and/or lime wedges.

overhead shot of margaritas next to sliced fruit
hand holding up a grapefruit margarita

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